2 Kings 12
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1In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash has reigned, and he has reigned forty years in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Zibiah of Beer-Sheba, 2and Jehoash does that which is right in the eyes of YHWH all his days in which Jehoiada the priest directed him, 3only, the high places have not been removed—the people are still sacrificing and making incense in high places.

4And Jehoash says to the priests, “All the money of the sanctified things that is brought into the house of YHWH, the money of him who is passing over, the money of each of the souls—his valuation, all the money that goes up on the heart of a man to bring into the house of YHWH, 5the priests take to themselves, each from his acquaintance, and they strengthen the breach of the house in all [places] there where a breach is found.”

6And it comes to pass, in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, the priests have not strengthened the breach of the house, 7and King Jehoash calls to Jehoiada the priest, and to the priests, and says to them, “Why are you not strengthening the breach of the house? And now, receive no money from your acquaintances, but give it for the breach of the house.” 8And the priests do not consent to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen the breach of the house,

9and Jehoiada the priest takes a chest, and pierces a hole in its lid, and puts it near the altar, on the right side, as one comes into the house of YHWH, and the priests keeping the threshold have put all the money there that is brought into the house of YHWH. 10And it comes to pass, at their seeing that the money [is] abundant in the chest, that there goes up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind [it] up, and count the money that is found [in] the house of YHWH, 11and have given the weighed money into the hands of those doing the work, those inspecting the house of YHWH, and they bring it out to those working in the wood, and to builders who are working in the house of YHWH, 12and to those [repairing] the wall, and to hewers of stone, and to buy wood and hewn stones to strengthen the breach of the house of YHWH, and for all that goes out on the house, to strengthen it. 13Only, there is not made for the house of YHWH basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessel of gold, and vessel of silver, out of the money that is brought into the house of YHWH; 14for they give it to those doing the work, and they have strengthened the house of YHWH with it, 15and they do not reckon with the men into whose hand they give the money to give to those doing the work, for they are dealing in faithfulness. 16The money of a trespass-offering and the money of sin-offerings is not brought into the house of YHWH—it is for the priests.

17Then Hazael king of Aram goes up and fights against Gath, and captures it, and Hazael sets his face to go up against Jerusalem; 18and Jehoash king of Judah takes all the sanctified things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had sanctified, and his own sanctified things, and all the gold that is found in the treasures of the house of YHWH and of the house of the king, and sends [them] to Hazael king of Aram, and he goes up from off Jerusalem.

19And the rest of the matters of Joash and all that he did, are they not written on the scroll of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 20And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and strike Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla. 21Indeed, Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shemer, his servants, have struck him, and he dies, and they bury him with his fathers in the City of David, and his son Amaziah reigns in his stead.

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2 Kings 11
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